Discovering Sardinia

The perfect experience for the well-traveled who haven’t yet seen this magical island. 9 days, 8 nights. Visiting Cagliari, Alghero, Su Nuraxi archaeological site, Arzachena, and the Costa Smeralda.

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Tour Highlights

9 days, 8 nights. Visiting Cagliari, Alghero, Su Nuraxi archaeological site, Arzachena, and the Costa Smeralda. Sardinia is known for its diverse and delicious cuisine, world-class wines, and stunning natural landscapes. The island’s food culture reflects its unique history, with influences from the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Spanish. Sardinia is also a paradise for nature lovers, with miles of unspoiled beaches, crystal-clear waters, and mountain landscapes. This is the perfect tour for the well-traveled who haven’t yet seen this magical island.

  • When September 20 2024 - September 28 2024
  • Duration 9 days
  • Price $4,100 per person
  • Availability Limited spots

What's Included

  • 9 days, 8 nights
  • 3 nights in Cagliari at 4-star T Hotel Cagliari
  • 3 nights in Alghero at 4-star Hotel Calabona
  • 2 nights in Arzachena at 4-star Airone Hotel
  • Private bus transportation with a dedicated driver
  • Full-time tour leader and wine host
  • Full-time expert local tour guide
  • Winery visits and tastings
  • 18 meals, including multi-course meals with wines
  • Expert guide tours in Calgliari and Su Nuraxi
  • Boat tour in Alghero – Neptune’s cave, including entrance to the caves
  • Olive oil mill visit with tasting
  • Visit at the Sardinian wine museum in Berchidda
  • Guided tour of Orgosolo

Your Itinerary

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Arrive in Cagliari on your own. Get together with Sam and the group in the evening for a welcome dinner at a local Cagliari restaurant.

Accommodation T Hotel Cagliari Included Meals Dinner

Visit to Casteddu, the oldest city area, that gives its name to the city of Cagliari. View the panoramic Bastione St. Remy and the nearby Via Sulis. Leisure time in the afternoon. In the evening, enjoy a typical Sardinian dinner, in the enchanting ambience of an historic country house, a 30 minute drive outside Cagliari, characterized by the intense green of the “corbezzolo” (a typical Mediterranean plant) and myrtle, which decorate the dining garden. Enjoy a menu prepared by chefs who know how to connect traditional Sardinian culinary techniques and the creativity of high cuisine.

Accommodation T Hotel Cagliari Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch

Winery visit in the Argiolas wine region, at one of the most important wineries in the region. The dominant grape variety here is Cannonau, which we will enjoy paired with a light lunch of local specialties. After the winery, head to the town of Barumini to visit the Su Nuraxi archaeological site which is Sardinia’s only UNESCO Site, and the island’s most important Nuragic-age ruins. The highlight is the main tower, dating from 1500 BC and incorporated over time into a vast fortified nuraghe compound. Then it’s on to the region of Alghero to check in at our next hotel, Hotel Calabona Leisure time to stroll in the beautiful old Catalan district of Alghero. Dinner on your own.

Travel by boat to the spectacular Grotta di Nettuno at Capo Caccia. Enter the caves, disembark and walk the stairways surriunding this unique destination, with views for miles. In the afternoon, visit a winery in Alghero’s wine producing area (Parpinello) and enjoy a tasting of local wines. Vermentino in this area has a completely different nuance compared to what most people have tried in Gallura! We will also discover Torbato, a Martinotti method spumante, produced with a rare local grape variety. Group dinner in a local restaurant.

Accommodation Hotel Calabona Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, travel to Bosa, a charming village on the banks of the Temo river. After free time to explore the village, we will visit a local winery. The area of Bosa is renowned for its white wines, made not only of Vermentino but also of Malvasia grapes. Tasting at Madeddu Winery, with a light lunch. Return to Alghero. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon and dinner on your own at leisure

Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch

Leave the hotel after breakfast, and on the way to the Gallura region, stop in Berchidda, where we will visit an olive oil mill and the local wine museum. The Wine Museum, with its enological-ethnographic itinerary, illustrates the cultural aspects of wine production in Sardinia. Lunch in a local restaurant. We then travel to our next hotel in the Gallura region, the Airone Hotel. Group dinner and overnight at the hotel

Accommodation Airone Hotel Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In the morning, take a panoramic tour of the Costa Smeralda, where we will see some of the most iconic destinations, such as Baja Sardinia, Porto Cervo and Porto Rotondo. Lunch on your own. In the afternoon, we will continue exploring the Sardinian wine scene with a visit to a winery in Gallura, enjoying variety of local selections. The grape varietals cultivated in this area are Vermentino Superiore di Gallura and Cannonau. Return to our hotel for a group dinner and overnight

Accommodation Airone Hotel Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner

Check out of the hotel and set course for central Sardinia. Reach the area of Orgosolo, in the heart of Barbagia and situated in a valley at the foot of Supramonte's mountain range, surrounded by fascinating and charming natural landscapes dominated by wild, unspoiled nature. Enjoy a visit to the historical center of Orgosolo and the "Murales”Our local guide will provide information about the history of the town and its place in Sardinia's history. Enjoy a special, traditional lunch as guests of a group of local Sheperds and farmers. Immersed in a forest, we will sit for a lunch of sliced salami, cheese, lamb, roasted piglet, Pane Carasatu – the typical Sardinian crispy bread, wine and some of the best spirits of Sardinia, such as Mirto and Filu e Ferru. Arrive back at our hotel in Cagliari. Farewell dinner with the group at a local restaurant and overnight.

Accommodation T Hotel Cagliari Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Individual transfer on your own to the airport on Cagliari (CAG)

Accommodation N/A Included Meals Breakfast

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The Capital City Cagliari

  • Explore Cagliari’s historic charm with its ancient city walls, medieval architecture, and the impressive Cagliari Cathedral overlooking the city.
  • Visit Casteddu, the oldest city area, that gives its name to the city of Cagliari. View the panoramic Bastione St. Remy and the nearby Via Sulis, a new shopping district.
  • We will take a walking tour of Florence with an expert local City Guide, visiting the exteriors of Piazza Signoria, Santa Croce Square, the Florence Cathedral, and Batipstery.
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Culinary adventure Food & Wine

  • 4 winery visits and tastings, and 18 meals are included throughout the tour, including multi-course culinary experiences paired with local wines.
  • Luxuriate in local cuisine in Sardinia’s vibrant restaurants, enjoying fresh seafood, traditional pastas and specialties.
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World class wine & Sights Southern Wine, Su Nuraxi & more

  • Explore the wine region north of Cagliari and an iconic winery, Argiolas, which is one of the most important producers in Sardinia.
  • Enjoy the wines with a light lunch of local specialties
  • Head to the town of Barumini to visit the Su Nuraxi archaeological site which is Sardinia’s only UNESCO Site, and the island’s most important Nuragic-age ruins. The highlight is the main tower, dating from 1500.
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Heading North Alghero Wine & Grotta di Nettuno

  • Travel by boat to the spectacular Grotta di Nettuno at Capo Caccia. Enter the caves, disembark and walk the stairways surrounding this unique destination, with views for miles.
  • In the afternoon, visit a winery in Alghero’s wine-producing area (Parpinello) and enjoy a tasting of local wines.
  • Vermentino in this area has a completely different nuance compared to what most people have tried in Gallura!
  • Also discover Torbato, a Martinotti method spumante, produced with a rare local grape variety.

Discovering Sardinia

The perfect experience for the well-traveled who haven’t yet seen this magical island.

Costa Smeralda

Arzachena

Porto Cervo

Italian seaside in northern Sardinia

Meet the local makers

Olive oil and more

Sardinian wines

So much more than Vermentino!

Coastline of treasures

White sandy bays, rugged cliffs, and rocky headlands

Meet Our Expert Sommelier & Tour Leader

Sam Kimball is not just a sommelier; he’s a storyteller. With years of experience and a deep passion for Italian wines, he’ll introduce you to the art and science of wine tasting.

From the majestic Cannonau and Carignano to the delightful and crisp Vermentino and Vernaccia, you’ll taste the diversity of Sardinia’s wine heritage on this tour.

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Pricing

Double Occupancy Private Room $4,100.00 p/person

Includes:
  • 4 Star Hotels
  • Transportation
  • Local Expert City Guides
  • 4 Winery Visits and Tastings
  • Boat tour in Alghero – Neptune’s cave, including entrance to the caves
  • 18 meals

Single Occupancy Private Room $4,600.00 p/person

Includes:
  • 4 Star Hotels
  • Transportation
  • Local Expert City Guides
  • 4 Winery Visits and Tastings
  • Boat tour in Alghero – Neptune’s cave, including entrance to the caves
  • 18 meals
Boutique, intimate tour experience, limited to 18 guests + 2 hosts

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